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    'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    WASHINGTON Former US vice president Dick Cheney said Sunday it was "time to reconsider" the ban on gays serving openly in the US military.


    "Twenty years ago, the military were strong advocates of 'don't ask-don't tell,' when I was secretary of defense. I think things have changed significantly since then," Cheney told ABC's "This Week."


    "When the chiefs come forward and say, 'We think we can do it,' then it strikes me that it's time to reconsider the policy."
    And guess what? The chiefs DO say it is time to reconsider DADT. Guess what else? If "Darth Vader" himself says it is time to reconsider the policy, it is time to reconsider the policy...... Oops, I forgot, Dick Cheney is a Liberal, right?

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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And guess what? The chiefs DO say it is time to reconsider DADT. Guess what else? If "Darth Vader" himself says it is time to reconsider the policy, it is time to reconsider the policy...... Oops, I forgot, Dick Cheney is a Liberal, right?

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    I posted this in the thread about the FOX poll on DADT. From the conservative side we have vice president Cheney and Colin Powell both saying it's time to reconsider. You might be able to argue that Cheney does not know enough about the military to comment, but you certainly cannot say that about Powell. You might be able to argue that Powell is a social liberal, but certainly not Cheney. The two saying almost the same thing on this is pretty damning for those opposed.
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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might be able to argue that Cheney does not know enough about the military to comment
    Really? He used to be Secretary of Defense.

    You might be able to argue that Powell is a social liberal, but certainly not Cheney.
    Really? He's in favor of gay marriage, so this is hardly surprising.

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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Really? He used to be Secretary of Defense.
    That would explain the word "might".


    Really? He's in favor of gay marriage, so this is hardly surprising.
    I do not think you can, by any stretch of the word, describe Cheney as liberal.
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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    I have a hard time feeling strongly either way on this. My instinct is to go with the opinion of the military leadership, whatever that may be.

    My first desire is to have a strong military. Gay rights within are WAY down the list for me when it comes to military priorities.

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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might be able to argue that Cheney does not know enough about the military to comment, but you certainly cannot say that about Powell.
    Wow, that is ridiculous. Cheney is one of the foremost experts when it comes to our military and intelligence. Powell knows about hut-two-hut-two stuff, but he doesn't know a lick compared to Cheney about the rest.

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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I have a hard time feeling strongly either way on this. My instinct is to go with the opinion of the military leadership, whatever that may be.
    The opinion of the military leadership is to repeal DADT.

    Just thought I would put that out there.

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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Wow, that is ridiculous. Cheney is one of the foremost experts when it comes to our military and intelligence. Powell knows about hut-two-hut-two stuff, but he doesn't know a lick compared to Cheney about the rest.
    I am not sure why people are having a hard time with my comment. I did not say Cheney did not know enough, I said you might be able to make that argument. I agree with Cheney on this, I am not arguing against him at all.
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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might be able to argue that Cheney does not know enough about the military to comment, but you certainly cannot say that about Powell.
    How long has it been since General Powell served, "in the ranks"? You might be able to argue that he's no longer a line soldier anymore, but a politician and therefore, out of touch.
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    Re: 'Time to reconsider' ban on gays in military: Cheney

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    The opinion of the military leadership is to repeal DADT.

    Just thought I would put that out there.
    Show us a list of all active duty general officers that want to repeal DADT. Thanks in advance.
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